- an age of time.
- any of four ages, the Satya, the Treta, the Dvapara, and the Kali, each worse than the last, forming a cycle due to begin again when the Kali has come to an end.
Origin of Yuga
Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for yuga
And when the end of the Yuga comes, everybody will be in want.The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2
Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
He is even (to foes), like unto Yama himself at the end of the Yuga!Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1
So they turned back toward the Yuga, on their quest of hate.
But the trail descended at last into the great valley of the Yuga.
When the Yuga rises it comes up in a flood, and it falls the same way.
- (in Hindu cosmology) one of the four ages of mankind, together lasting over 4 million years and marked by a progressive decline in the vitality and morals of men
C18: from Sanskrit: yoke, race of men, era; see yoke